Thursday, January 17, 2013

Paneer tikka wraps ~ Leftover magic


We had a wonderful party on new year's eve. The menu comprised mainly of konkani delicacies except for the starters. When there is so much wonderful around it is a matter of fact that there would be some leftovers. A friend of mine made some awesome paneer tikka's. They were soft, succulent and lip smacking (I have to get the recipe from here and file it here!). We normally share food that is leftover so that it could be used meaning fully and not wasted. I was more than glad to accept this tikka. The next day we were busy catching up with relatives and shopping and come night time I was worried about fixing dinner, that's when I noticed these delicious tikka's lying in the fridge. I had a brain wave and decided to transform them in to complete dinner than starters. I fished  out bell peppers, onion, tomato from the fridge and in no time these delicious  wraps were ready.

Here is what's needed:

8-10 paneer tikki's (These were mini sized ones skewered on a toothpick)
1 small green bell pepper sliced length wise
1 medium tomato chopped
1 small onion sliced length wise
1/2 tsp red chili powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp of garam masala powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
6 whole wheat phulkas ( This can be replaced with tortilla's too)
Finely chopped coriander leaves

Procedure:
1) Chop the tikkia's length wise (Don't leave out the peppers, tomato or onions that are skewered on the tikka. They taste delicious).
2) Heat oil and fry the onions until golden. Add in the tomatoes and fry until mushy. Throw in the bell peppers and saute just until done yet crunchy.
3) Add in the spice powders followed by the chopped tikka's. Adjust the salt and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
4) Place the filling in a phulka/tortilla and wrap it up. Cover with aluminium foil until you are ready to serve.

Variations:
1) You can smear the phulka's with corinader mint chutney and then fill them with the paneer mixture  along with some chopped greens. Tastes delicious.

4 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

Yummy tikka roll.. Will try soon
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Lubna Karim said...

That's an yum idea....

Rajani said...

Great idea to jazz up leftovers, and healthy too.

Priti S said...

Nice idea ...looks yum